USA: Kiwis post a historic win against Sri Lankans by 28 runs in the first T20 clash in the US here on Saturday.
Earlier, After winning toss Kiwis struggled to pile the runs as Lankans restricted them with the spectacular bowling and ended up their innings at 120 runs for the loss of seven wickets.
Pearls Cup: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 - Scorecard
Ross Taylor top-scored for New Zealand with 27 off 30 balls with skipper Daniel Vettori contributing 21.
For Sri Lanka, spinner Ajantha Mendis starred with the ball, taking 2-18 off his four overs.
In-reply, Sri Lankans were bowled out for a paltry 92 runs with the brilliant bowling display from Scott Styris as he snared 3 crucial wickets giving 10 runs in three Overs.
Scott Styris was adjudged as Man of the Match.